Dirt, Dust, and Crud

Last night, right before I stepped into the shower, I opened the built-in cabinet to retrieve a towel and washcloth. To my dismay, the towels were a disastrous mess and the washcloths were not in stacks. Obviously, Husband had “put away” laundry. I remedied the situation by (taking a picture and posting it to Facebook) re-folding each towel and washcloth.


I don’t want y’all to think my house is neat and tidy and organized, because it’s not. In fact, it’s quite gross at the moment. I am not in the running for Housewife Of the Year.

The utility room has more dirt and grass than Blue’s pasture. There is also an “explosion” of footwear and a towel that was used last week for wet shoes after a rainy day. Don’t mind the weapon in the corner, it’s a pellet gun for critters trying to sneak into the barn.


There are several families of dust bunnies taking up residence behind the couch and in the hallway. They like to congregate in corners, out of the way of high-traffic areas.


The kitchen floor needs to be swept and mopped. The dishwasher needs to be unloaded so it can be loaded with dirty dishes again.


Because this post is gross and I don’t want you to hate me, I’ll share pictures of pork fat. We all know that bacon is the bee’s knees and ain’t nobody got time for making a bigger mess in the kitchen!!! Hmmph.


Oh, what? You don’t bake your bacon? Preheat your oven to 325, line a baking sheet with parchment, arrange slices of bacon in a single layer, and bake for 20 minutes (flip once). Increase temp to 375 for 5-10 minutes if you like your bacon extra crispy.

Please don’t hate me for having a messy house. Thank you. Amen.


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  1. Celeste Zachry April 23, 2013 at 6:01 am - Reply

    I thought that my house…minus the Crocs. Don’t own those. Isn’t this how all real ppl live?

    • Nicole April 23, 2013 at 7:01 am - Reply

      I hope so, Celeste, because this is “normal” around here!!!! You know, funny thing about those Crocs, I have a black pair and a pink pair and I rarely wear either of them because SOMEBODY (cough, Husband, cough) else is …. strange how that happens. They’ve also been worn by a certain man who once vowed he would NEVER wear Crocs. I took a picture of the priceless moment to cherish forever.

  2. Julie April 23, 2013 at 7:03 am - Reply

    I think I love you even more for keeping it real! Real women have dust bunnies. Big Hugs!!!!

    • Nicole April 23, 2013 at 7:04 am - Reply

      Ohhh Julie, if that’s the case, I have a freakin’ zoo of bunnies!!!!!!!!! I love you to pieces, Friend. =)

  3. Amy martini April 23, 2013 at 9:17 am - Reply

    That’s too funny!

    • Nicole April 23, 2013 at 10:01 am - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it ……I didn’t want anyone to think my house is spotless. LOL

  4. Wilma April 23, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Nicole, I agree with Julie… Love you even more to know you are this real and honest.. We should all share pics with each other about the hidden or not so hidden places in our home that need attention. I remember many years ago, we had a neighbor party and we ladies were talking about housework. One of the ladies mentioned that she didn’t make her bed every morning. i looked at her and said “really, i feel guilty because I don’t make mine every day”… from that day forward, NO GUILT here, lol…. We live busy lives, even after hubby retired, I still am busy cleaning, laundry, cooking, working in yard. Never get bored around here.. But there are days, where I say ‘To hell with it, it will wait for me’…Thanks Nicole for being a real honest to goodness woman of 2013.. Love ya

    • Nicole April 23, 2013 at 10:09 am - Reply

      I can count the number of times our bed has been made ….. and it’s only because company was coming over!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most oof the time, I close our bedroom door. Please, do not go in there! LOL

  5. Alyssa April 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Looks like my house right about now! No judgement here!

    • Nicole April 23, 2013 at 12:02 pm - Reply

      Cheers for dirty houses!!!! Seriously, mine is a freakin’ mess. I’ve got to vacuumed and mop soon, I’ve been wearing socks because my feet were getting dirty. HA

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